Malawi national football team have risen by six steps to perch on position 111 in the world and 29 in Africa.
The Flames rise comes amid a mixture of fortunes having exited the Cosafa Castle Cup at first hurdle despite putting up a brave fight.
Malawi registered a 2-0 loss to Tanzania and two goalless draws to Mauritius and Madagascar in Group of the competition being held in South Africa.
But despite the unwelcome results Malawi’s midfielder Dalitso Sailesi and his Nyasa Big Bullets teammate goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe were awarded man of the match against Mauritius and Angola respectively.
Malawi’s opponents in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers hosts Cameroon dropped four places to be on 36 in the world and Five in Africa, Morocco are ranked 60 in the world and 12 in Africa.
Comoros, who handed Malawi a 1-0 winning start in the group are lowest ranked 140 in the world and 41 in Africa having climbed four steps.
Egypt are the highest ranked team in Africa on number one but are 24 in the world with Senegal on second but 27 in the world, DRC are perching on 28 in the world but third in Africa, Tunisia are fourth in Africa but 34 in the world, Nigeria sixth in Africa and 39 in the world.
Burkina Faso seventh in Africa and 44 in the world, Algeria are on eighth but 48 in the world, Ghana ninth but 50 in the world and Ivory Coast complete top 10 in Africa but 56 in the world.
South Africa are on 13th in Africa but 64 in the world while Zimbabwe are ranked 101 in the world but 27 in Africa.
Madagascar, who knocked out Malawi in Championship of African Nations Cup (Chan) are ranked 89 in the world and 22 in Africa, while neighbouring Zambia have slipped to 24 in Africa and 92 in the world.